Kayland Contact GTX
Bought it after injuring my achilles tendon backpacking…
Break-in Period: 0
Price Paid: $180
Bought it after injuring my achilles tendon backpacking on light hiking shoes. Have used it on 2 weeklong trips and in many day trips now. As long as I am wearing a pack, these are the boots on my feet, my tendons are fine, it's very sturdy, comfortable and I didn't have to break them in.
Absolutely love these boots and recommend to anyone traveling with a pack.
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Lace up the Kayland Men's Contact Boot for multi-day treks in the great ranges or heavy backpacking trips closer to home. This heavy-duty hiking boot features a leather and textile upper backed by an eVent waterproof breathable lining for full weather protection. An enhanced rocker last promotes a natural rolling step, and ergonomic internal padding keeps the heel locked and the ankle supported for rocky, barely-there trails.
Ideal for sustaining trekking, the Kayland Contact offers a comfortable fit and excellent stability, even on the most demanding terrain. Features an I.A.D.S Pro Sole and a 4-layer lining system for comfort.Upper combines water-repellent suede, and a breathable, abrasion-resistant textile. Hand-applied rubber toe bumper ensures durability in high-wear areas.Contact Lacing System - anatomically asymmetrical, with free-floating lace points that allow the upper to confirm precisely to the shape of the individual foot.4-layer lining system featuring Cocona for odor control and quick drying capabilities, and eVent fabric for maximum waterproofness and breathability, letting sweat escape up to twice as fast as common waterproof breathables.I.A.D.S Pro Sole features a bi-density PU midsole that ensures maximum cushioning and resistance to compression; an injected shank for maximum stability; and the extremely durable Vibram Foura outsole that provides sure footing on a variety of terrain.Board lasted construction and Mountain Asymmetric 2 last.